The Bioidentical Hormone Debate: Are Bioidentical Hormones (Estradiol, Estriol, and Progesterone) Safer or More Efficacious than Commonly Used Synthetic Versions in Hormone Replacement Therapy?

@article{Holtorf2009TheBH,
  title={The Bioidentical Hormone Debate: Are Bioidentical Hormones (Estradiol, Estriol, and Progesterone) Safer or More Efficacious than Commonly Used Synthetic Versions in Hormone Replacement Therapy?},
  author={Kent Holtorf},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={121},
  pages={73 - 85}
}
  • Kent Holtorf
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Postgraduate Medicine
  • Abstract Background: The use of bioidentical hormones, including progesterone, estradiol, and estriol, in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has sparked intense debate. Of special concern is their relative safety compared with traditional synthetic and animal-derived versions, such as conjugated equine estrogens (CEE), medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), and other synthetic progestins. Proponents for bioidentical hormones claim that they are safer than comparable synthetic and nonhuman versions… CONTINUE READING

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    Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to assess a change in the number of various menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats in surgically or naturally induced… Expand
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